This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'NDIA FOI Department Staffing and Resourcing Levels'.

Our reference: FOI 21/22-0048 
GPO Box 700 
Canberra   ACT   2601 
1800 800 110 
20 August 2021 
By email: 
Dear Shirley  
Freedom of Information request — Notification of Decision 
Thank you for your correspondence of 16 July 2021, in which you requested access under the 
Freedom of Information Act 1982  (FOI  Act)  to  documents  held  by  the  National  Disability 
Insurance Agency (NDIA). 
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a decision on your request. 
Scope of your request  
You have requested access to documents about the National Disability Insurance Scheme 
(NDIS). Specifically, you requested access to: 
“…provide details on the specific number of people (APS and Labour Hire) that work in 
the NDIA's FOI Department at present. Also provide the approved manning levels for the 
FOI Department. That is, how many are approved/typically assigned to the NDIA's 
Department and how may are currently employed/assigned witin [sic] the NDIA's FOI 

Decision on access to documents 
I am authorised to make decisions under the FOI Act. My decision on your request and the 
reasons for my decision are set out below.  
The information you requested was not available in a separate written document at the time 
of  your  request.  However,  we  have  been  able  to  produce  a  document  containing  the 
information you have requested. I have therefore treated your request as if it were a request 
for access to this document in accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act. 
I have identified one document, which falls within the scope of your request. 
I have decided to grant access to one document in full. 
In reaching my decision, I took into account the following materials: 
 your correspondence outlining the scope of your request;
 the nature and content of the documents falling within the scope of your request;
 the FOI Act;
 the FOI Guidelines;
 consultation with relevant NDIA staff; and
 the NDIA’s operating environment and functions.
Release of documents 
The documents for release, as referred to in the Schedule of Documents at Attachment A
are enclosed. 

Rights of review 
Your rights to seek a review of my decision, or lodge a complaint, are set out at Attachment B
Should you have any enquiries concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me 
by email at 
Yours sincerely 
Ausilia Woodhead 
Assistant Director 
Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch 
Government Division 

Attachment B 
Your review rights  
Internal Review  
The FOI Act gives you the right to apply for an internal review of this decision. The review 
will be conducted by a different person to the person who made the original decision. 
If you wish to seek an internal review of the decision, you must apply for the review, in 
writing, within 30 days of receipt of this letter. 
No particular form is required for an application for internal review, but to assist the review 
process, you should clearly outline your grounds for review (that is, the reasons why you 
disagree with the decision). Applications for internal review can be lodged by email to or sent by post to: 
Freedom of Information Section  
Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch  
Government Division 
National Disability Insurance Agency 
GPO Box 700 
CANBERRA   ACT   2601 
Review by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
The FOI Act also gives you the right to apply to the Office of the Australian Information 
Commissioner (OAIC) to seek a review of this decision. 
If you wish to have the decision reviewed by the OAIC, you may apply for the review, in 
writing, or by using the online merits review form available on the OAIC’s website at, within 60 days of receipt of this letter.  
Applications for review can be lodged with the OAIC in the following ways: 
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001 
1300 363 992 (local call charge) 
Complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner or the 
Commonwealth Ombudsman 
You may complain to either the Commonwealth Ombudsman or the OAIC about actions 
taken by the NDIA in relation to your request. The Ombudsman will consult with the OAIC 
before investigating a complaint about the handling of an FOI request. 
Your complaint to the OAIC can be directed to the contact details identified above. Your 
complaint to the Ombudsman can be directed to: 
1300 362 072 (local call charge) 
Your complaint should be in writing and should set out the grounds on which it is considered 
that the actions taken in relation to the request should be investigated